Dramatic video as old Scarborough school engulfed in flames - search for suspected young arsonists

Fire crews are tonight fighting a blaze at a former Scarborough school.

By Louise Perrin
Friday, 25th February 2022, 10:08 pm
Updated Friday, 25th February 2022, 10:48 pm

Crews were called at 8.40pm to a suspected arson at the former Overdale School, on Hawthorn Walk, Eastfield.

Five pumps and an aerial ladder, from Scarborough, Filey, Robin Hood's Bay, Sherburn and Pickering, are at the scene, trying to bring the major fire under control.

It is believed that nearby residents have been told to stay indoors.

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Image take from video by Rebecca Howitt

The building is no longer in use. Last year a new £6m Overdale School opened at Middle Deepdale, which is twice the size of the old one.

Video: Rebecca Howitt.

The former Overdale School